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Username Post: Getting stuff off the Floor        (Topic#46016)
brad_bb 
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09-30-03 08:14 AM - Post#309392    

One thing I'm always trying to get more of is more floor space. I have so many extra parts and all kinds of other stuff in my shop that I am continually going through and trying to figure out what I can scrap, and what I can do with other stuff. I recently finally mounted my fire estinguishers to the walls(one actually on my paint booth. For years they stood on the floor, and it actually only took 20 minutes or less to mount them once I remembered to grab the right screws/bolts a the hardware store. Having stuff like that rest on the floor adds to the dirt on the floor. They're in your way to sweep around, they can collect cobwebs and just allow more dirt and dust to settle. Next I need to figure out how to mount my fans up above head level on the walls while still being adjustable.

If someone else can design it, I sure as heck can figure out how to fix it!


 




good.wrench 
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Re: Getting stuff off the Floor
09-30-03 08:41 AM - Post#309393    
    In response to brad_bb

add an attic floor up in the top of the garage complete with storage cabinets,pegboard tool racks and storage for house/garden tools/bicycles and other thingsa to get them up off of the floor freeing up valuable garage space,make sure you add lights up there so you can see if you go up there,then you can hang fans in brackets from the attic beams.

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Anonymous 

Re: Getting stuff off the Floor
10-01-03 04:11 PM - Post#309394    
    In response to good.wrench

bicycles and garden tools have no place in the garage

once i started getting crap off the floor my garage got so much less dusty. the big thing i was doing was filling one gallon containers with old oil and never taking them in till i had like 40 gallons. now i keep a 5 gallon bucket with a lid and when it gets full i take it in to recycle.

i also have scrap buckets for steel and aluminum and keep a garbage can next to the work table so i dont just make a mess and have to sort it later.



 
BBT 
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Re: Getting stuff off the Floor
10-01-03 05:43 PM - Post#309395    
    In response to

One of the best things I ever did in my garage was build a storage shelf over the garage door. (Wish I could build an attic up there, but I didn't get that much space overhead)
For the storage shelf I bought a LONG 2x6 and bolted it into the studs on the opposite walls (had to knock a hole through the wall going into a bedroom to get it in, but that was worth it to me to have it full width, one piece and solidly bolted in place).
I then dropped down 2x4s from the rafters to the ceiling joists to tie those together for strength.
Horizontal 2x4s are bracketed to the 2x6 and to the wall above the garage door.
Plywood forms the base for storage.
I try to mostly store lighter items up there (no cast iron 455 Olds manifolds) for both the sake of my back and the general "good idea" principle.
It provides great storage.

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brad_bb 
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Re: Getting stuff off the Floor
10-02-03 08:17 AM - Post#309396    
    In response to BBT

I use a plastic 5 gallon Blitz gas container for used oil. I have a big funnel. It's much easier to empty at the recycling place too.

If someone else can design it, I sure as heck can figure out how to fix it!


 
59_wings 
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Re: Getting stuff off the Floor
10-02-03 09:42 AM - Post#309397    
    In response to brad_bb

Quote:

the big thing i was doing was filling one gallon containers with old oil and never taking them in till i had like 40 gallons. now i keep a 5 gallon bucket with a lid and when it gets full i take it in to recycle.





I did the same for years and finally got it all dumped last month at the local Texaco fast lube. I'm down to two recycle buckets now.
Larry



 
Ronnie44 
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Re: Getting stuff off the Floor
09-09-05 02:35 AM - Post#309398    
    In response to brad_bb

I always keep several 10' lengths of 2x2 x 3/16 steel angle in the garage. Whenever anything comes up, I can usually fabricate a solution. All of my shelves use the steel for the framework, with 3/4 plywood for the shelf itself. I kept my bottom shelf about 8" off of the floor so that I can sweep under it. My work areas were made with the steel framework, which allowed me to span fairly long distances, which freed up a lot of the underside for storage of large items like welders, table saw, compressor, etc.
Anyway, with the steel, and a welder, it is easy to quickly fabricate almost any bracket that you need, to mount something to the walls, or ceiling.

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brad_bb 
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Re: Getting stuff off the Floor
05-08-06 03:18 PM - Post#309399    
    In response to brad_bb

Just adding some pics to this post.

Weed Eater hanging bracket I made.

Utility sink. 50's Boraxo dispenser restored -gets the boraxo cleaner off the sink top. Paper towl holder is Rubbermaid brand. First aid kit purchased new off of ebay. Door opens like a medicinecabinet. Cheap $2 magnetic locker mirrors on the first aid kit. Phone hung on the wall too. Various cleaner bottles hung on one side of sink. A bar could also be installed on the wall for spray bottles. I would prefer the back wall be finished drywalled, but there are too many projects in front of that.

I love magnest. Paper towel holder is mounted via magnets. Stainless air tool holder(ebay purchase) uses magnets. Gravity feed gun holder purchased as magnet mount. Finally the best, Nitrile glove dispenser mounted with magnets. The auto body paint store can get these holders and cost about $14. My favorite gloves are Large DynaGrip lightly powdered. I buy them at Napa. The hold up far better than latex to paint chemicals and thinner.

If someone else can design it, I sure as heck can figure out how to fix it!


 
brad_bb 
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Re: Getting stuff off the Floor
10-03-06 05:45 AM - Post#309400    
    In response to brad_bb

organizer hooks in the booth to hang hose and fresh air hood:


If someone else can design it, I sure as heck can figure out how to fix it!


 
Aeroman76 
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Loc: Winchester, CA
Reg: 11-18-03
Re: Getting stuff off the Floor
10-13-06 12:50 PM - Post#309401    
    In response to brad_bb

wow, you got the paint booth in your garage?!

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gchemist 
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02-11-07 09:06 PM - Post#1094026    
    In response to Aeroman76


I just installed two of these in my garage. I may add two just to get everthing off the garage floor.
Item # 51955
Model # 625
$63.08
Garage Utility Shelving and Accessories
at www.lowes.com

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63Chevy 
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02-12-07 05:38 PM - Post#1094735    
    In response to gchemist

  • gchemist Said:

I just installed two of these in my garage. I may add two just to get everthing off the garage floor.
Item # 51955
Model # 625
$63.08
Garage Utility Shelving and Accessories
at www.lowes.com



My buddy has a couple of those in his garage. Thought they were pretty cool. Maybe put those above the garage door...

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gchemist 
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02-12-07 05:49 PM - Post#1094748    
    In response to 63Chevy

They will be a tight fit above the garage door. However, HomeDepot has brackets that hang the same way but you use wood instead. Using wood is cheaper than the metal storage unit because of the limited space.

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Drew 
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02-15-07 06:18 PM - Post#1097380    
    In response to gchemist

When I bought my new yard shed I made sure it was big enough to include not only the usual lawn tractor/mower/grill/rake/ shovel stuff, but space to store disaasembled auto body parts until they were needed again.That really freed up floor space in my garage.

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Edited by Drew on 02-15-07 06:19 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
stricker76 
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03-06-07 08:25 PM - Post#1113181    
    In response to gchemist

What kind of weight are those rated for? I looked on the lowes site but could not find them.

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robocorp 
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03-07-07 07:07 AM - Post#1113418    
    In response to stricker76

Canadian Tire has a similar item, rated at 250 pounds.

http://www.canadiantire.ca/browse/product_detail.j...





 
ROLNSLO 
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03-07-07 10:02 AM - Post#1113556    
    In response to robocorp

Those overhead racks that Lowes carries are made by Hyloft and are rated at 250 lbs capacity. http://www.hyloft.com/

I used to sell them when I had my garage organization business. They can handle the weight but you have to make sure that they are installed properly (lag bolts centered in the joists).

Another option, albeit more expensive, is to step up to the overhead racks offered by ONRAX. These industrial quality racks are rated at 500 lbs capacity and are available in 4'x8' sizes. I sold a bunch of these instead of the Hyloft racks after customers compared the quality difference between the two. http://www.onrax.com/products.htm

If you are planning on using the overhead racks, they work much better with 9'+ ceilings. With 8' ceilings, you likely won't have enough room to put them over the garage door and you may run into them when opening the hood of your car if you put them someplace else.

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06-15-07 11:22 AM - Post#1186560    
    In response to ROLNSLO

When you get more than one welder, stack them to save floor space. These are both wired together, so only one cord gets plugged in, and an outlet provided for plugging in grinders or 220v for spot welders/ plasma cutter. Notice the extinguisher also.



other side has provisions for wrapping up the cords









Robert


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Edited by MPandC on 06-15-07 11:31 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 




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